“If you’re a perfectionist, this is the house you’ll fall in love with-guarenteed!”
“Nestled into a wooded corner on Scottish Highlands Circle in the exclusive community of West Nithsdale, this 3,600 square foot residence was custom built for its current owners in 1989. Every detail was carefully thought out-and the house has been tastefully upgraded across the years.
The distinguished home sits among meticulously tended boxwood globes at the crest of a semi-circular driveway that forms the perimeter to a spacious lawn-kept fresh with in-ground irrigation-and a glade of woodland trees. Slate gray paneled shutters set off the six-on-six windows all around the house-contrasting with the red brick and white vinyl exterior. Bay windows are set on each side of the main entrance.
A flight of brick steps rises to the paneled and faceted front door; with its striking Philadelphia surround. Classical planted urns stand either side of the entrance, while distinguished carriage lamps light the way.
Scrupulous attention to detail is evident the moment you step across the threshold. Visitors are greeted by a wide, two-tone-slate floored hallway. As throughout the house, beautiful oak crown molding defines the tall ceiling, while baseboards, door frames, and chair rails delineate different areas of the home. A large glass, bell-shaped ceiling lamp provides ample lighting to the hallway and oak, railed stairway leading to the second floor.
An extra-wide entrance to the right of the hallway opens into the 24-by-26 family room where a brick, wood-burning fireplace- one of three in the home- and gleaming oak floor add to the welcoming atmosphere. A bay window overlooks the front garden.
The formal dining room sits to the left of the hallway. As throughout the house, bespoke craftsmanship is evident in the rick, oak flooring and hand-finished detailing.
A pair of oak-framed French doors open into the 13.6-by-13.6 breakfast room with its bay window and a French door leading to the spacious, railed deck.
The oak flooring flows to the right into the kitchen and to the family room on the left of the breakfast room. The kitchen is a gourmet cook’s delight, with newly-installed, custom-finished granite counter tops on solid wood cabinets, under-shelf lighting and new, “slate” finished appliances.
Who wouldn’t feel at home in the 17.7-by-16.8 family room, with its welcoming brick fireplace, oak flooring and wood- framed vaulted ceiling, where illuminated paddle fans adjust the climate?
Twin French doors open into the 23.2-by-14.7, slate-floored sun room where a bank of six, wood-framed, six-on-six windows give an elevated view of the wooded back garden, elegant gazebo, and private boat dock on Rockawalkin Creek. Another set of French doors leads to the 28-by-18 railed deck, with a flight of steps to the back garden, attached two-car garage and extra parking. Elegant carriage lights illuminate the area.
The master suite, plus three bedrooms and a full bathroom are located off a well-lit, wide, carpeted landing on the second floor. The carefully-crafted wood detailing echoes that of the first floor.
Another welcoming fireplace is in the magnificent, 21.4-by-17.5 master bedroom which was luxurious, wall-to-wall carpeting, a wide paddle pan, crown molding, baseboards and two, wood-framed six-on-six windows overlooking the garden. A well appointed, double bathroom, leading directly from the room has twin, shell-shaped sinks set in an ivory-toned counter-top on solid wood cabinets. Wood framed mirrors are lit by frosted glass shades. Ample storage space, includes a roomy walk-in closet.
The other three bedrooms – 13-by-12.3, 13.5-by-11.6 and 13.1-by-10.6 – have wall-to-wall carpeting, six-on-six wood framed windows, crown molding, baseboards and plenty of storage space. A full bathroom is close by.
This unique property offers the perfect blend of elegance, comfort and convenience – PLUS the pleasures of waterfront living!”
Article Written by:Bonnie Troxell- The Realtor Showcase